Re: Why do I get out of memory errors when 10GB memory is free?

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:53:33 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 15, 5:26 pm, joel garry <> wrote:


> In addition to what Mladen said, note there are several different ways
> of allocating swap on hp-ux - even using memory.   Since the notion
> that swap will rarely actually be used is correct (barring extreme
> configuration blunders), you might consider some filesystem based swap
> on a lesser used device, if that makes sense for your configuration
> (for example, if you have an extra unused internal drive).  Modern
> unix are less picky about swap than in the olden days, but it's still
> an issue, basic enough that not doing it really is incompetent admin.

There just is not any viable choice an oracle dba running in a unix/ linux environment has to accept the responsibility and verify all the basic stuff. You just cannot count on a system admin ... there are some good ones ... an oracle dba has to pick up this challenge even if they do not want to.

> I told you to check swap back in May.

So you did ... I did not remember that incident.

Hard to believe that someone was struggling with basic config for more than 2 months ... well I guess easy to believe ... but sad. Received on Wed Jul 15 2009 - 16:53:33 CDT

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